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Directing the Agile Organisation by Evan Leybourn

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CHAPTER 5: THE AGILE BUDGET

Funding models

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‘Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced.’

Taiichi Ohno, 1988

Aim of this chapter: To define the associated financial models and processes that support your Agile organisation. We will look at Agile budgeting and delegation options, as well as how to manage budgets, quotes and costings, alongside changing Customer Requirements.

Most organisations plan funding by financial year, and allocate it to Departments for business-as-usual activities, or temporary projects for a specific outcome. This, in turn, is generally broken into capital, and operational, expenditure. However, ...

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